Bishop Patrick J. Zurek of Amarillo Texas, in a November 8, 2016 statement said, he was investigating the incident of Father Frank Pavone who placed the body of an aborted fetus on the altar of the church for political purposes. The bishop affirmed such act was “against the dignity of human life.” The bishop grossly misunderstood Father Pavone. He should have seen Father Pavone´s faith with the eyes of the Church and not with the eyes of our president Obama prince of death.
Father Louis George Dupuis answered bishop Zurek.
Father Frank Pavone´s heroic act placed the aborted body of a martyr on the altar. This is where the body of a martyr should be since the Church always venerated her martyrs. The diocese of Amarillo, Texas, shows its deeply imbued with president Obama´s culture of death where bodies of aborted babies are thrown into trash cans. No one has the right to kill an innocent person in the mother´s wombs, not even the mother. President Trump was right when he said such a mother who kills her unborn child should face justice.
In the Old calendar, an unknown writer described the feast of the Holy Innocents “During this octave of Christmas the Church celebrates the memory of the small children of the neighborhood of Bethlehem put to death by Herod. Sacrificed by a wicked monarch, these innocent lives bear witness to Christ who was persecuted from the time of His birth by a world which would not receive Him.”
Aborted children whose rights to life are being sacrificed by tyrants on the altars of goddesses egoism, selfishness, cry vengeance to their heavenly Father. Abortion nowadays is so normal that even our bishops not only tolerate them but proclaim abortions as insignificant. The archbishop of Chicago teaches that it is more Christian to give food to the hungry than to prevent an abortion. An aborted child is a martyr recognized by the Church “ to have received the baptism of blood which brings about the fruits of baptism without being a sacrament” (CCC #1258).
Sincere thanks to Father Pavone for teaching us the martyrdom of our aborted saints by placing the aborted body of a martyr on the altar to the veneration of the faithful. This was not a political act but a cry to the Justice of God Almighty revealing: “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive recompense, according to what he did in the body, whether good or evil.” (2Cor 5:10)
No one escapes the judgment day! Saint Peter Chrysologue tells us to wake-up and listen “God appeals to us in his mercy to avoid punishing us in his severity.”
(PL 52, 499-500).
By Father Louis George Dupuis, S.T.L.